Guy Sheppard

Head of Financial Crime Compliance, Intelligence and Initiatives, Asia Pacific

Guy currently leads the Asia Pacific Financial Crime Compliance, Intelligence and Cyber teams having joined SWIFT in 2014. He has 16 years’ experience in financial crime compliance predominantly in utilities, entity resolution and correspondent banking KYC. He is responsible for driving take up of the Financial Crime, Intelligence and cyber portfolio across the region as well as engaging key stakeholders in the regulatory, advisory and banking communities. The Financial community typically engages with the SWIFT FCC team to drive transparency and standardisation of process, provide independent and reputable sanctions filter controls testing as well as gain insights into direct and indirect high risk exposure through their correspondent network.

Prior to leading the Asia Pacific team, Guy was responsible for Financial Crime Compliance across the Americas, UK and Nordic regions. In his career he has worked for LexisNexis, Wolters Kluwer, Bankers Almanac (now Accuity) and with the Metropolitan Police Terrorist Finance Investigations Unit on a Joint Venture. He also sits on the board of the Regtech committee of the Singapore Fintech Association.